CMLL preview, the Crash, AAA to CHIKARA, Cavernario on his knee

Tonight’s CMLL main event is Atlantis, Mistico and Rush versus Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, and Thunder. There’s been subtle signs of a cage match coming up, but those signs should be much less subtle after tonight if it’s going to happen soon. The semimain is a singles match between Volador versus Mephisto, explicitly as a prelude to a Hijos del Infierno/Sky Team title match. The Ultimo Guerrero/Rey Escorpion untrustworthy partnership continues in the fourth match.

Many AAA wrestlers are on a weekend tour of the Mexico north west for The Crash promotions. It’s the indy promotion’s first shows since Perro Aguayo Jr.’s death, and includes a show in Tijuana tonight, the same arena where Perro was fatally injured. They honored Perro on last night’s show in Mexicali and will do the same tonight. Fenix and Fantasma have a rematch for the AAA cruiserweight title, with a main event of Angelico, Blue Demon, Psycho Clown versus Brian Cage, Texano Jr., and Mesias.

CHIKARA Pro announced Fenix, Aerostar and Drago would be part of their annual King of Trios tournament. That tournament takes place September 4th to the 6th, and this likely means TripleMania isn’t happening that weekend and Lucha Underground is not going to be (or resume) taping that weekend.

(I’d like to go to this. There are past years where I’d like to go this and I’ve never actually gone. Losing two vacation days is the toughest part.)

Barbaro Cavernario appeared on this past week’s Super Libre and mentioned his knee (re)injury occurred when he dove out of the ring onto Virus. It looked like bad times when they showed the highlights in Reyes del Aire, Virus just couldn’t catch the dive. Cavernario said the injury was not serious and he just needed rest to recover. He’s off shows this week, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he’s just rested until he heads to Japan.

At the Lucha World Cup press conference, Canek said he was disappointed not to actually be in the tournament, but reminded everyone of all the international people he faced two decades ago. Myzteziz acknowledges the Dream Team is the favorites, but the competition will be tough. He also is rooting for the Leyendas team to make it to the final so they can be assured a Mexico team will win.

LuchaWorld has a great interview with Los Traumas and KrisZ’s news update.

RobViper has a music video 01/09/15 CMLL.

Segunda Caida has a recap of Lucha Underground episode 25 and Cicloncito Ramirez & Ultimo Dragoncito vs Damiancito el Guerrero & Pierrothito.

+LuchaTV has highlights of Super Mega vs EpydemiusGuardian de la Galaxia vs Kriminal Boys, Juana la Loca vs Black Terry, Aero Boy vs Solar and Belial vs Arez vs Impulso.

Black Terry has highlights of a chair fight from the trainee shows.

Fuego en el Ring had Sanson, Cuatrero and Jocker in studio.

Claro Sports has an interview with Kamaitachi about his career (in dubbed Spanish.)

SuperLuchas looks back at a Perro Aguayo vs Mascara Ano 2000 rematch after the first TripleMania.

R de Rudo talk to Irish luchador Beowulf.

all we know about the 2015 Lucha World Cup

much of this is a repeat; just trying to put it all in one spot.

The first ever Lucha World Cup will take place on May 24th, in Mexico City’s Palacio de los Deportes. It’s an international trios tournament including six different major promotions and twenty four different wrestlers. The tournament is sponsored by Cerverza Victoria. The hope is this will become the first of an annual competition, taking place not simply in Mexico but also moving to other countries around the world. You can watch the tournament live at Tickets can be bought from Ticketmaster.

Wrestlers from Mexico’s AAA (who will host the tournament), the USA’s ROH & TNA, Japan’s NOAH & AJPW and wrestlers not aligned with a promotion will appear. It’s a rare interpromotional show, but the focus is more on international nature: teams are formed on the basis of which country they represent, not which company. The initial tournament allotted three trios for Mexico, two trios for the United States, two trios for Japan and one trio for countries not otherwise represented.



  1. Dream Team: Alberto el Patron, Myzteziz, Rey Misterio Jr. (all from AAA)
  2. Psycho Clown, Texano Jr., Hijo del Fantasma (all from AAA)
  3. Leyendas: Dr. Wagner Jr., Blue Demon Jr., Solar (all independent)

United States

  1. Matt Hardy, Ken Anderson, Johnny Mundo (from TNA & Lucha Underground)
  2. ACH, Moose, Brian Cage (from ROH & Lucha Underground)


  1. Yoshihiro Takayama, Taiji Ishimori, Atsushi Kotoge (from NOAH)
  2. Kenzo Suzuki, Tiger Mask III, Masamune (from AJPW & independents)

Rest of the World

  1. Angelico, El Mesias, Drew Galloway (from AAA & TNA)

The referees for the show will be Piero of AAA, Marty Elias of Lucha Underground, and Shuichi Nishinaga of NOAH. The Mexico City lucha libre commission, led by El Fantasma, will be sanctioning the event.

AAA’s publicly acknowledged CMLL was invited to participate in the tournament, but declined the offer. AAA’s said they invited everyone, so other notable missing names likely also declined.



The tournament will be a normal single elimination tournament. First round matchups will be drawn on May 22nd, two days prior to the tournament. All trios matches will be under a 15 minute time limit. Should no winner be decided in that time, each trio will pick one wrestler to continue on for a 5 minute overtime. If there’s still no winner, the trios will pick another wrestler, and the process will repeat until either side wins.

The semifinal losers will meet in a third place match prior to the final.

In addition to the tournament, a wrestler judging panel will determine the best dive, best hold, best match and best wrestler of the tournament for awards. The panel will include Canek, Cien Caras, Universo 2000 and Máscara Año 2000.


The show will air live on iPPV intentionally, on regular PPV in Mexico, and at a later date on Televisa in Mexico. The iPPV will have an English language audio feed with Matt Striker and Vampiro. GFW announced Jeff Jarrett will also announce select matches. Fellow Lucha Underground announcer Hugo Savinovich will join the normal AAA broadcast crew on the Mexican broadcast feed.

The iPPV can be bought at for $19USD currently. It’s possible that price will go up on the day of the show.

great match roundup, week of 2015-03-21

Good/Great/Excellent matches

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-03-21
taped 2015-03-17 @ Arena México
Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón vs Puma, Sangre Azteca, Tiger: [good]
Astral © vs Mercurio for the CMLL World Pequeño Estrellas Championship: [great]

Lucha Underground: 2015-03-25
taped 2015-01-25 @ Lucha Underground Temple, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
Alberto el Patrón vs Texano Jr. in a bull rope match for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship: good
Prince Puma © vs Cage in a street fight for the Lucha Underground Championship: great

AAA on Televisa: 2015-03-21
taped 2015-03-06 @ Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Joe Lider, Súper Fly: [good]

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2015-03-21
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-03-21

Matches To Watch Later